Nathan Bransford, Author


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Job change!


I am changing jobs!

Today is my last day at CNET, and on Monday I'm going to be joining Freelancers Union, an organization devoted to providing advocacy and insurance for freelancers, where I'm going to be the director of community and social media. I'm completely thrilled to join an organization I've long admired and am excited to be working with Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union's founder and executive director, who you may have read about a few months back in the New York Times.

This puts me back in the world of advocating for writers as well as other freelancers. It's a really great fit and I can't wait to start.

It's been a truly fantastic three years at CNET, and I'm so happy to have had that time there. My pulse will still race on the morning of the next Apple or Samsung event, and I'm so grateful for the friends I've made and for how awesome a place it's been to work.

For many of you out there who are freelance writers (or freelancers of other stripes as well), connect with Freelancers' Union! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and check out the Freelancers Union blog.






38 comments:

Hong-An said...

Congrats Nathan!

That's such an exciting change :)

Jaimie said...

THREE years? My God, where did that time go...

Sounds like a great new job.

daniel t. radke said...

You've been at cnet three years already? And I bet you're still getting queries.

Nathan Bransford said...

Daniel-

Indeed I am.

Matthew MacNish said...

Congrats!

D.G. Hudson said...

Congratulations! How is this going to affect your blogging?

Haneen I. Adam said...

Sounds great and so you:) I'm happy for you, good luck with your new jop, beginnings are always sweet:D

Bryan Russell said...

ROCK ON.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your new job!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats, and good luck!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, and good luck to you. I've been lurkreading your blog for, what, six or maybe seven years now and have always valued your ideas and will continue to do so.

Armando

Suzie F. said...

Congratulations, Nathan!

abc said...

Well it looks like you'll get to play all varieties of Settlers of Catan at work!

Carol said...

It's been THREE years already with CNET?! Wow. (Fill in the obvious cliche.)

Congratulations, Nathan. I hope you enjoy your new job. Wherever you go, you take your positive energy with you. You are an asset to any company that hires you.

Paula B. said...

Congratulations, Nathan! It sounds like a great fit and a wonderful opportunity.

Karen M. Peterson said...

Congratulations on the change! Sounds like it will be so great for you.

Wendy said...

Pleased for you, Nathan. All the best.

Oh, and just finished reading Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow - loved it!

Magdalena Munro said...

The recruiter in me is thrilled with this new role as it seems (at least based on the years I've now been reading your blogs)like a perfect fit. I am very happy for you Nathan.

wendy said...

That's great news, Nathan. Couldn't be happier you've obtained a position which is such a great fit for your interests and experience. I'd not heard of this union for freelancers. I'm studying a degree course online hoping to get into freelance journalism so I'm wondering if the union would represent people from non-US countries. Probably not, but I'll investigate the links you've posted.

Looking forward to your future posts and hearing more of your experiences with the Freelancer's Union.

Terin Tashi Miller said...

Dear Nathan: Like everyone else, it seems, I had no idea it has already been three years since you started at CNET.

But also like everyone else, I'm glad to hear you're making this move because it sounds like you want to, and that means you're moving on to yet another stage, and another thing you'll be good at.

So, Congratulations, Mr. Former Agent Man. Keep us "posted"...:)

wendy said...

It's impressive that the Freelancer's Union is free to join and no dues are charged while an array of services are offered. This group is like a Facebook for independent workers *g*

http://ericksongypsycaravan.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/friedrichshafen/ said...

Congratulations, Nathan, a couple 'attaboys' and pats on the back. I've enjoyed following your career and learning about your assignments.
I'm sure this new position will be as rewarding as your CNET and agenting jobs.

Serenity said...

Very cool - I love seeing you back in the writer's advocate role. You're awesome at it.

Holly Grant said...

Congratulations! You're a super person and will be a huge asset wherever you go.

Also, I see an ORANGE logo...

Chris Bailey said...

Congratulations and best wishes! Thanks for taking a new advocacy position. I hope you'll enjoy it.

Mira said...

Wow, Nathan, congratulations!

The Freelancers' Union looks like a terrific organization for advocacy and community. Kudos to Sara Horowitz for creating a visionary and much needed collective!

I'm looking forward to hearing how it might help writers going the more independent route, too.

I suspect that advocacy is something close to your heart. So, I can see why this is such a great fit for you. And you move with such ease in the corporate world - you'll help build some great bridges! What a smart choice on Sara's part! :)

I hope you have fun and love being part of a team doing good work in the world!

Peter Dudley said...

Congratulations on another new step. You'll keep blogging of course.




Right?





Right?


Nathan Bransford said...

Blog will keep going as-is!

Cab Sav said...

All the best on your new job, Nathan. Enjoy.

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

Ya got me thinking Nathan.

Three years has sped by.
Agent, author, CNET, author,California, author, New York City, author, married, divorced, author, Freelancer's Union.
Just promise one thing Nathan, don't lose the orange. I love your shade of orange.

Sommer Leigh said...

Congrats on the big change!!!

I'm still in shock that it's been 3 years. Are you sure? Certainly it's only been like, four or five months right? Right?

Goodness. Where does the time go?

Gavin Brialy Cross said...

Wow! 3 years? Same profile picture. Congrats, dude

T.P. Edmond said...

New job, new life! Enjoy it!

rebeccam said...

Nathan, as a freelance writer and editor, I am thrilled to hear about this. I have noticed over the years that you encourage the use of freelance editors for self-published authors. I've been following you as an author, but now I'll also follow you as a freelancer.

donnamusing said...

Well, in that case, congratulations! :)

Margaret said...

Best of luck, and congratulations!

J.C. Martin said...

Good luck on your new job! Have a blast!

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